ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award

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ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award
Awarded for lifetime achievement in musical theatre
Country United States
Presented by American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
First awarded 1983
Last awarded 2006
Website www.ascap.com

The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award is an annual award presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in recognition of lifetime achievement by composers and lyricists in musical theatre. Established by Dorothy Rodgers in honor of her late husband Richard Rodgers, the award was first presented to Howard Dietz in 1983. The honor was not presented in 1992, 1994, 2004, or 2005, and years with more than one recipient include 1984, 1990, 1993, 1995, and 1997.

The most recent recipient is Stephen Schwartz, who was presented the award in 2011. Betty Comden is the only female to receive the award. American composers or lyricists have received the Richard Rodgers Award each year it has been presented except in 1988 when British-born Jule Styne won the honor.

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.
1983 Dietz, HowardHoward Dietz 1896–1983  United States
1984 Arlen, HaroldHarold Arlen 1905–1986  United States [1]
1984 Schwartz, ArthurArthur Schwartz 1900–1984  United States [1]
1985 Rome, HaroldHarold Rome 1908–1993  United States
1986 Gorney, JayJay Gorney 1894–1990  United States
1987 Eliscu, EdwardEdward Eliscu 1902–1998  United States
1988 Styne, JuleJule Styne 1905–1994  United Kingdom
 United States
1989 Caesar, IrvingIrving Caesar 1895–1996  United States
1990 Martin, HughHugh Martin 1914–2011  United States
1990 Blane, RalphRalph Blane 1914–1995  United States
1991 Lane, BurtonBurton Lane 1912–1997  United States
1992
1993 Schmidt, HarveyHarvey Schmidt b. 1929  United States
1993 Jones, TomTom Jones b. 1928  United States
1994
1995 Forrest, GeorgeGeorge Forrest 1915–1999  United States [2]
1995 Wright, RobertRobert Wright 1914–2005  United States [2]
1996 Barer, MarshallMarshall Barer 1923–1998  United States
1997 Comden, BettyBetty Comden 1917–2006  United States
1997 Green, AdolphAdolph Green 1914–2002  United States
1998 Herman, JerryJerry Herman b. 1931  United States
1999 Strouse, CharlesCharles Strouse b. 1928  United States
2000 Coleman, CyCy Coleman 1929–2004  United States
2001 Adler, RichardRichard Adler 1921–2012  United States
2002 Sondheim, StephenStephen Sondheim b. 1930  United States
2003 Adams, LeeLee Adams b. 1924  United States
2004
2005
2006 Hamlisch, MarvinMarvin Hamlisch 1944–2012  United States [3]
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 Schwartz, StephenStephen Schwartz b. 1948  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ASCAP awards presented". The Telegraph. Nashua, New Hampshire: Telegraph Publishing Company. May 15, 1984. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Hanley, Robert (October 12, 1999). "George Forrest, 84, Songwriter For Broadway, Films and Clubs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rupp, Mark (December 7, 2006). "Photo Coverage: Hamlisch Receives Richard Rodgers Award". Broadway World. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 

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